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Verklärte Nacht/Erwartung

Verklärte Nacht/Erwartung

Playing period

28. May 2016

The Bergen International Festival and Bergen National Opera are proud to present Schoenberg's romantic Verklärte Nacht and explosively emotional Erwartung.

The lush string writing in Schoenberg ́s beautiful Verklärte Nacht voices his early years as an intense romanticist. Inspired by a poem by German expressionist Richard Dehmel in which a woman confesses to her lover that she bears the child of another man, the music ultimately is radiant and joyous.

Erwartung comes from Schoenberg ́s later years - it explores, in thirty minutes, a flash of intense emotion. A monodrama for solo soprano and orchestra, the music illustrates the woman's volcanic emotions as she discovers her dead lover in a wood at night. Netia Jones, whose BNO/FiB production of Marco Polo riveted its audience will again use highly evocative film with real-time video to present these extraordinary stories.

Introduction 45 minutes before the performance in the foyer.

Presented by Bergen National Opera and Bergen International Festival in cooperation with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

A production by Bergen National Opera.

Arnold Schönberg / Music Marie Pappenheim / Libretto

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Contributing actors

Allison Cook

Netia Jones

Baldur Bronnimann

Selected dates

28/05 Saturday 18.00
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